Any way to set AutoText or something?
One feature I miss or can't seem to find is "AutoText" which is kind of like an autocorrect. Is there anything like that on the Droid?
I would type "ILY" on my Storm and that would change into I Love You.
Any tips or suggestions?
- 11-16-2009, 10:42 PM #3
Hmm... interesting question. Couldn't add to the custom dictionary the way you can on BB. I know there are apps where you can have preset texts/formats, so if you wanted a quick way to send I love you as a text or the beginning of a text you could do that, but I'm not sure a way to insert it on the fly by typing "ILY" or some such. I'll get back to you if I find something.
- 12-28-2009, 10:11 AM #4
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- 12-28-2009, 05:07 PM #7
It's right where Chris said it was. Open Handcent and then click on the wrench (settings) icon. Scroll down to the Keyboard setting section and then click: Auto text setting> Auto text list setting> Add. From what I can tell it only works with the physical keyboard.
- 12-28-2009, 05:30 PM #8
Ahhhhh... I see the problem. I was using Handcent. But, was mistakenly opening the app thru the native "messaging" icon - I opened Hancent directly and Viola - there's the option. Thanks for the clarification,when you sorta restated his post it started making more sense. Thanks again.
- 12-28-2009, 05:50 PM #9
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- 03-06-2010, 07:38 PM #14
With the Droid, you can do something like that by going to Settings > Language & Keyboard > User Dictionary, which will allow you to add item that will be included in the corrections. I added all the relevant email addresses, user names, personal names, etc. that are always a bother to have to type out all the way. Additionally, I now have gone back to Better Keyboard, as it offers suggestions even on the physical keyboard.
- 02-15-2011, 02:15 PM #15
I have an HTC EVO Shift. Coming from BB, I really miss this "auto text"/ "shorthand" option as well. I like the keyboard that comes with the phone already. Is there an app that I can use that does not require using a different keyboard?
I mainly use the touch keyboard. So, the Handcent trick doesn't really work for me either.
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
- 02-15-2011, 04:07 PM #16
Thanks for the great advice!
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Re: Any way to set AutoText or something?
was this ever solved? i tried to add "emma" as my email address with my email address in the phrase field and emma in shortcut... however in android 4.2.2 on my vzw galaxy nexus, when i type in emma it doesn't auto expand... It suprises me that an OS Such as android doesn't make this better and eassier to do! was an ios user;;; and 98% of my wor at ZipNadaZilch was done from my phone just because I had shortcut keystrokes
thanks for any help i want these to be system wide;;;; so i can login to pandora with "emma" and not my 27 char email!